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Is it sufficient to delete a tag in order to mark an element as artifact?

If you delete a tag the effect will be that the according element is not part of the logical document structure anymore. Assistive technologies will ignore this element.

But: your PDF is not an accessible PDF that is compliant with DIN-/ISO-standard PDF/UA (14289-1:2012). This standard requires that all elements in a PDF has to be marked - either with an appropriate structure element (tag) or as an artifact.

There are tools available that are able to artifact all non-tagged elements - axesPDF QuickFix is one of that tools.